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Photo of the cottage where Geoffrey Keating too refuge, now the tack room

The cottage where the poet and writer Geoffrey Keating took refuge with his family is now used as the tack room.











Photo of a young rider in the outdoor arena






photo, exhilarating riding at the Cahir Equestrian Centre

About the Centre

The Hyland family welcome you to county Tipperary, to the heritage town of Cahir through which the river Suir flows. Just two kilometres south of the town the Cahir Equestrian Centre is located beside Cahir Parklands where nestles the famous 'Swiss Cottage'—overlooking the river Suir and known as "the jewel in the crown".

Cahir Equestrian Centre istself is also an historical site. During the early 1900's the poet and writer Geoffrey Keating is known to have taken shelter with his relatives, whilst on the run, in the very cottage that houses the tack room today.

Richard Hyland established Cahir Equestrian Centre in 1978 and gave all who passed through his renowned 'cead mille failte'. The riding school has continued to evolve and flourish through the test of time under the capable and experienced hands of his daughter Fiona Hyland-Ryan.

Fiona's husband, Tomás Ryan, runs the Tipperary Equestrian Centre in Thurles. Between them the two 'sister' centres offer a very wide range of facilities, training and events.


Photo of Tomás and Fiona's son Darragh, winning an event at the RDS in 2010

Photo of Daragh, with Fiona and Tomás, after his 2010 win at the RDS

A family affair.
Above: Tomás and Fiona's son, Darragh, on his way to winning the 148 6/7 year old final at the Royal Dublin Showgrounds (RDS) in 2010.


Right: After the win, Darragh with his proud parents and a family friend (on the right).




Photo, Tomás and Fiona's son Killian in fine jumping form at a competition

Above: Tomás and Fiona's son Killian showing some fine form in a competition.

Right: Last but by no means least, their daughter Orláith also in winning form at just six years old!